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Sixth Form Scholarships Announced

Each autumn, sixth form students are invited to apply for a scholarship worth £500 to enhance their academic studies...

The Ashcroft Academy Sixth Form Scholarship represents an outstanding opportunity for students to pursue their learning and achieve a substantial, tangible learning outcome.

Previously, Ashcroft students have been awarded scholarships in areas to improve their learning and employability.

Examples of Scholarship Awards include:

2011  Patrish Zituboh-Zeabie: Art Portfolio Scholarship - went to study at the University of Arts, London

2012  Albana Janjeva: Fashion Scholarship - went to study at Central Saint Martins

2013  Kiran Arwani: Medsim Scholarship - went to study Medicine at Nottingham University

2014  Zain Rahim: Summer School - Debating Matters - went to study at the University of London

2015  Matthew Lucas: Headstart course in Computer Science and Discrete Maths - currently at ATA

Interested students will need to demonstrate that their application has been thoroughly researched.  Outcomes in terms of learning and ‘tangible’ benefits will need to be clearly identified.  As a matter of course, applicants must be diligent in their studies, exemplary role models and be on line to exceed their learning targets.  Scholarship projects should not interfere with daily teaching and learning.  Students applying for scholarships for courses, for example, must check details such as course dates in order not to miss curriculum time.

The initial application submission will take the form of a written application that identifies how the scholarship money will be used, the outcomes the scholarship will lead to and how much funding is being applied for.  It should also be clear as to whether the scholarship money will cover the entirety of the project or whether the student will be part funding the project. The maximum scholarship that will be awarded is £500 but it is not envisaged that all applications will be for this amount. The amount a student applies for is not part of the selection criteria. The application should be no more than 1 side of A4. In all applications candidates must include:

  • Name, previous school and programme of study
  • The Scholarship being applied for
  • Your interest in this specific area
  • How the Scholarship will improve your learning/progression to higher education/employability
  • How the Scholarship money will be used
  • A summary paragraph outlining why the Academy should award you a Scholarship

Students that are short-listed will be required to make a 10-minute presentation to the Scholarship Selection panel who will then decide which applicants will receive a scholarship.  Applications must be submitted by 13:00 on or before Tuesday 03 November.  Short-listed applicants will be informed by Friday 13th November. Dates for formal presentations to the selection panel will be published later.